History is New Zealand's only television channel purely dedicated to history, bringing the power and passion of the past to life. It not only satisfies New Zealand's ever-growing demand for historical programming - it stimulates our curiosity to know more about our world.
History has exclusive access to a vast library of the world's best historical and factual programming offering a high standard of quality in both production value and research - not just from every corner, but about every corner of the world.
Hugh Bonneville reveals how a perfect storm of political intrigue, power struggles and clashing religious passions combined, in a single week, to cause the event that changed the world: the killing of Jesus. Countdown to Calvary offers a revolutionary new telling of “the greatest story ever told” – the story of an itinerant Jewish healer and preacher, who went from hero to zero in a single week, 2000 years ago, and ended up dead on a cross. For the first time on television, world-renowned actor and Cambridge theology graduate, Hugh Bonneville, sets out to discover why that one execution, in a century when as many as 500 people a day were crucified by the Romans, had such seismic, lasting and global impact, for better and for worse
It is the land that changed us from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, that slowly altered the way we spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed us from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as Co-Executive Producer and Co-Narrator, Frontiersmen is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio will introduce the series as well. The series will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-revolutionary war colonies through the Civil War
In the turbulent formative centuries of early Europe, power-hungry family dynasties fought for domination of the continent. They clashed with blood and iron on the battlefields – but the real wars were complex, personal power struggles played out in private. Behind stony castle walls was a world of strategic alliance, adultery, plot, treason and murder. The ruthless intrigue tore apart many legendary families, and shaped the way they ran their empires. In this game of power and conquest, nothing was out of bounds – because those who were not crowned with glory soon perished in the shadows.
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